Namaste England (2018)

 

Arjun Kapoor: As Param, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra had crackling chemistry in ‘Ishaqzaade’ (2012) and the duo still looks great together, but their characters are so poorly crafted that even their best efforts can’t salvage the story.

Parineeti Chopra: Parineeti as Jasmeet in particular, tries very hard to add some semblance of respect with her performance, but it just doesn’t work out.

Alankrita Sahai: In a glamorous avatar, looks great on-screen, but her role doesn’t offer any chance to perform, either.

Story: Param and Jasmeet fall in love and they get married. Their perfect romance gets disturbed by Jasmeet’s suppressed ambition, however. She has dreams of going to London so that she can pursue her career and build a better life for herself. But Param isn’t able to get a visa and that creates some high drama in their love life.

Cinematography: Uninspired

Screenplay: Ho-hum

Direction: The long-drawn first half of the film just doesn’t get moving. The interval brings an unexpected twist, but then the second half dives into over-the-top comedy and melodrama.

Namaste England: ‘Namaste England’ has a lot of promise, but the film just isn’t able to shake off the ill-effects of clichéd storytelling. This one’s a classic case of love’s labour lost.

 

Review by Shreya Ghosh

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